Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.


Two for Two's
Preschool (3-4 year olds) *
4K (4-5 year olds) *
Kindergarten/First Grade
Second/Third Grade *

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings and to download and print an application. Be aware that space is limited and some classes may have wait lists. Classes indicated with an asterisk (*) currently have openings.


  • There is no school on Friday, October 9 (Institute Day) and Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day). Enjoy your long weekend!
  • Parents: Each teacher has a sign-up by her classroom door for parent/teacher conferences. Please sign-up for a time that works for you. Friday, October 23rd will be the conference day for all classes except Kim's classes. Kim's parent/teacher conferences will be on Thursday afternoon, November 5th and Friday, November 6th.
  • We have our first big all-school fundraiser, the Dusk to Dark 5K, coming up on Saturday, October 24th. We could use more volunteers to help both before the event and on the day of the event. We have sign-up sheets for help with Halloween decorations and trunk-n-treating participants posted and we'll be adding some additional volunteer opportunities very soon. Look for them on the front door and sign up.  All hours spent will go towards your parent participation hours. We encourage you to join us for this friendly, kid-safe and fun event!
  • Mulberry Spirit Wear is available by the front desk. We have sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatpants, car magnets and drawstring bags.

Halloween Party Info

October 8, 2015

Kim & Sue’s classes will have their Halloween parties on Thursday, October 29th.  You should be hearing from your parent coordinators about helping out at these parties.  These children will wear their costumes to school.

Colette, Brandi, Jess, and Zarina’s classes will have a whole school party on Friday, October30th. Please be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet by the front door. We are asking for parent volunteers to help decorate for and clean up the party and to help at the party. We will have a parade at 1pm and then the children will begin their party which will be organized into Halloween-themed stations. Children will need to bring their costumes to school (costumes should be child-friendly and we ask that no weapons come to school). All parents are welcome and encouraged to watch us parade around the school!

The 2 for 2’s class will have their party on Friday, October 31 during the regular scheduled class.

Rader Farm Field Trip

September 28, 2015

We enjoyed a great day with beautiful weather at Rader Farm for our annual field trip! Here are some highlights from the day:

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Dusk to Dark 5K Race

September 6, 2015

Mulberry School’s annual Dusk to Dark race is a Halloween-themed event that includes trunk-or-treating, food, music, awards, costumes, kids’ activities and fun run, and of course, a 5K run/walk.



First Day of School

August 20, 2015

Welcome back to a new school year! Across the board, we saw smiling faces and heard laughter. It’s going to be a great year at Mulberry School!

Here are some highlights from the first day:



School-Wide Beautification Day

August 15, 2015

We had a beautiful day for our second School-Wide Beautification Day. Thank you to everyone for all of your help. The school looks awesome and we appreciate ALL of you, including those of you who helped out last weekend. Mulberry parents are the best!

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Back to School Splash Party

A great time was had by all at the Back to School Splash Party at Tipton Spray Park! Thanks to the Board of Directors and teachers for organizing the event, and to Ms. Christine and Melissa for bringing the yummy treats!



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